|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 14, 2019||referred to health|
senate Bill S1306
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1306 - Details
S1306 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1306 SPONSOR: SERINO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to creating a pilot program for Lyme and tick-borne disease testing in children PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Amends the public health law, in relation to creating a pilot program for Lyme and tick-borne disease testing in children SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill provides for a pilot program to be established by the Commissioner of Health for the purposes of providing testing to exclude Lyme and tick-borne diseases in children who have clinical diag- noses that have similar symptom presentation. The qualified medical institution or laboratory chosen for the pilot program shall provide for the exclusionary tests, as well as develop graduate medical education
S1306 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1306 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 14, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SERINO, AMEDORE, CARLUCCI, FUNKE, HELMING, JACOBS, LAVALLE, LITTLE, O'MARA, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, SAVINO, SEWARD, TEDISCO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to creating a pilot program for Lyme and tick-borne disease testing in children THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 206-b of the public health law, as added by chapter 260 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows: § 206-b. LYME AND TICK-BORNE DISEASE. 1. Special requirements with respect to Lyme disease diagnosis. [1.] A. Within thirty days after the effective date of this section, the commissioner shall, in writing, order every physician practicing in Suffolk, Westchester and Nassau counties to review the medical records of any patient such physician treated during the period commencing January first, nineteen hundred seventy-five and ending on the date of such order wherein such physician made a diagnosis of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and to review the circumstances of such diagnosis to reconsider whether such patient has suffered, or is suffering, from the complex, multi-system disorder caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, which disease is transmit- ted by the Ixodes dammini tick and is commonly referred to as "Lyme disease". In any case where a hospital or other health care institution or provider has custody or control of the medical records for a patient so diagnosed, upon request such physician shall be entitled to review such medical records for purposes of complying with such order or the commissioner may order any such hospital or other health care institu- tion or provider wherever situated within the state to review such records to reconsider a diagnosis of Lyme disease. [2.] B. The commissioner, upon a showing that there is a reasonable basis to believe that the order provided for herein has not been EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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